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TribeLab - The Home of Performance & Stability Engineering

This is a community website with a mission to help IT people develop Performance & Stability Engineering skills to meet the demands of today’s complex systems. Whether you are a technology, cloud, full-stack or site reliability engineer you'll find great information, tools and techniques right here.

Many areas of this site are openly available to all.  For the really good stuff all you need to do is join our community, which you can do here, and then login.

    Tools, tutorials and other resources

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    Troubleshooting problems in the cloud creates some new challenges. In this area we share troubleshooting techniques for cloud application performance and stability problems.

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    IoT devices present new troubleshooting challenges due to the sheer volume of devices and the limited access to / availability of built-in diagnostic tools.

    In this area we share and develop ideas relating to troubleshooting problems with IoT devices.

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    Have you ever wished you could drive Wireshark like the Sharkfest experts? Workbench integrates tools and data with expert workflow and task automation to allow you to troubleshoot the way the pros do it.
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    Sonar injects searchable markers into network traces, web logs and other diagnostic recordings at the precise moment that a problem occurs.
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    TRANSUM adds powerful network and application performance analysis functions to Wireshark.  Here you'll find free Wireshark plugins, a detailed User Guide, sample traces and demonstration videos.
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    In this section we present a series of instructional videos that introduce the use of Microsoft Process Monitor (procmon).
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    PCoIP is the protocol used by VMware Horizon solution to connect user devices to an ESX VDI platform.  This plugin dissector adds PCoIP protocol support to Wireshark.
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    This section of the website contains resources and information relating to the Syncro Wireshark plugin.

    Troubleshooting problems with a network share can be quite challenging; the protocols used are complex and trace volumes are often large. In this section of the TribeLab site we've gathered together useful resources to get you up and running with CIFS and SMB analysis.

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    In this section we look at sources of network packets, how to run captures over prolonged periods, how to mark problem events in trace and log files, and how to pre-process the packet data ready for analysis.  We cover free TribeLab tools such as Wizz (for batch filtering trace files) and Trace Marker.  The section includes written guides and instructional videos.
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    Capturing millions of packets is relatively easy, the question is what do you do with them once you have them?  In this section of the TribeLab site we cover network trace data analysis, or Deep Packet Inspection as it is often called.  In this section you'll find useful analysis tools (such as Wizz and TRANSUM) together with a comprehensive guide to network trace analysis and video briefings.
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    Workflow-based Analysis of Wireshark Traces

    In our Sharkfest 17 session, we looked at a new approach to packet analysis.  A recording of the session will be available soon.

    Come on in to get your hands on the sample traces used during the session.

    In this section we provide access to Workbench configuration files that allow you to quickly define a Guest Tool, define a transformer or configure a Guest Tool.

    This section contains e-books and briefing papers.  Login to access.

    All software here is free to TribeLab Community Members.  Join our community here - it's free and we don't share your details with anyone.

    This section contains information to help visitors and members use the TribeLab website.  Here we cover issues such as navigation around the site, managing membership profiles and controlling email notifications.
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    This section gives an overview of TribeLab software.
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    This section contains MP4 videos available to everyone including guests.

    Information about TribeLab.

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    This section contains the traces and logs used throughout TribeLab.

    This section contains a brief synopsis for each use case that we have on TribeLab.  These are available to all.  Access to the full use case requires login.